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7 of the best new watches from Baselworld 2016

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Omega Speedmaster Grey Side of the Moon "Meteorite"

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Omega Speedmaster Grey Side of the Moon

Whether you're a serious collector or a casual fine watch connoisseur, staying abreast of the latest developments in horology is a must for any stylish modern man. With Baselworld 2016 currently in full swing - and offering a dizzying array of new models set to become available this year - click through to see the best new timepieces worth setting your classic black tie watches and super-accurate chronometers aside for.

Omega Speedmaster Grey Side of the Moon "Meteorite"

Inspired by Omega's history of supplying watches for NASA's space explorers, for 2016 the brand presents a new model in its famous Speedmaster range featuring a dial made from a slice of real meteorite.

Case: Ceramic with 18 karat Sedna gold bezel and silicon nitride ring, 44.25mm
Strap: Leather
Movement: Omega Co-Axial calibre 9300 self-winding
Complications: 60-minute and 12-hour recorder, small seconds, date window
Waterproof: 50 metres

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40

Not so much a new model as a reworking of an old favourite, for 2016 Rolex will be offering its classic Yacht-Master 40 in Everose Rolesor with a chocolate coloured dial. Rolesor is, of course, the combination of 18 karat gold and steel that makes so many of Rolex's watches iconic while Everose gold is a type of fine rose gold unique to the Rolex brand.

Case: Steel and 18 karat Everose gold, 40mm
Strap: Steel and Everose gold
Movement: Calibre 3135 mechanical self-winding
Complications: Instantaneous date and stop-seconds
Waterproof: 100 metres

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Blancpain Villeret The Great Wave

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Blancpain Villeret The Great Wave

The latest in Blancpain's impressive line of Metiers d'Art watches features dark and brooding seascape created in Mexican silver obsidian and using a Japanese rokushō patina technique.

Case: Platinum, 42mm
Strap: Leather
Movement: Calibre 13R1A hand-wound
Waterproof: 30 metres
Limited edition: 1

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